I am a data science leader and a passionate advocate for diversity in the workplace. Going from a high-school dropout to the first woman in my family to graduate college, my journey is one of persistence and resilience. I lead search engine analytics at Google and participate in their IamRemarkable initiative, empowering underrepresented communities to celebrate their accomplishments. Outside of work, I volunteer with organizations that promote diversity and inclusion, including advisory councils within Google and local non-profits.
I started my educational journey after a six-year gap between high school and college degrees; I was determined to make my mark while raising two young children. In 2012, I was accepted to the University of Washington where I built a stellar profile as a student and as an emerging leader. Here I served as the President of Business Information Technology Society, a student led organization, and won the Student Leadership Award for my hard work and dedication. I eventually interned at Amazon, earning 1st place among every internship presentation, and secured a job offer after graduation. In 2014, I was selected as the University of Washington Valedictorian. Giving my speech to an audience of 3,000 students, parents, staff and faculty I ended the undergraduate career at the top of my class.
Prior to working at Google, I worked at Amazon – leading the way in the hottest tech job in the America as a self-taught Data Scientist. In 2018, I proudly received two recognition awards for my exemplary work in Amazon, and a Women Empowerment Award in 2019 from the Pakistani Association of Greater Seattle which recognized my contributions towards building an empowered community, and a support system for women in tech.
In 2019, I was featured by Wogrammer, People of Color in Tech and Women in Tech Show. I was also the keynote speaker at the Citizens Foundation's annual fundraiser to an audience of 600.
In 2020, my story of resilience was featured on Forbes.
I am known as a friendly face of change – driving the direction of tech towards women through my accomplished achievements. I am an advocate of diversity and passionate about building a community and help others grow. If you’re looking for this radiant person, you can easily find me continuing to embark on new endeavors in my journey while inspiring and empowering others along the way.
I love seeing people succeed. Let's chat 1-1. Send me a message here.
In my personal time, I love spending time with my family, trying new coffee shops, working out, reading personal finance books, and writing data science and lifestyle blogs on Medium and Instagram.
[Last updated: Dec 2020]
2019: Started full-time at Google
2014: Started full-time job at Amazon
2014: Graduated from University of Washington
2013: Interned at Amazon
2012: Transfered to University of Washington
2010: Enrolled at North Seattle College
2004: dropped out of school due to adversities
Jan 2021: Featured on Boss Women Pakistan
Feb 2020: Featured in Forbes
Mar 2019: Women Empowerment Award
Mar 2019: Featured Women in Tech by Wogrammer
Nov 2018: Consumer Experience Technology Recognition Award (Individual Award)
Nov 2018: Consumer Experience Technology Recognition Award (Team Award)
Dec 2016: Customer Obsession Recognition Award, Amazon
Apr 2016: Consumer Engagement Kudos, Amazon
Dec 2015: Consumer Engagement Kudos, Amazon
Jun 2014: University of Washington Valedictorian - Student Speaker
May 2014: Leadership & Excellence Award, University of Washington
Mar 2014: 1st Place Intern Project, Amazon
Sep 2013: Dean’s List University of Washington
Feb 2021: IamRemarkable Workshop at Etsy
Jan 2021: CodeGirl Data Science Journey
Nov 2020: IamRemarkable Workshop
Nov 2020: IamRemarkable workshop at Google
Sep 2020: IamRemarkable Workshop at Dell
Aug 2020: Navigating Life During and After School
Aug 2020: The Artist of Data Science
Jul 2020: Building Resilience through Adversities, Wonder Women in STEM
Jun 2020: Analytics Leadership Panel at University of Washington
Jun 2020: Demystifying Careers in Data, Tech Unlocked Podcast
Apr 2020: IamRemarkable Workshop Facilitator
Mar 2020: Speaker at GHC20 Call for Papers Webinar
Feb 2020: Interviewer at Student Mock Interview Workshop, University of Washington
Jan 2020: Featured in org-wide Newsletter at Google [internal]
Jan 2020: Speaker at Google Annual Meeting, Audience of 150 Googlers [internal]
Jan 2019: Speaker at Global Diversity CFP Day 2020 - Speaker & Mentor
Nov 2019: Featured as Women in Data by Techsesh.co
Nov 2019: Speaker at Systers TechTalks: Online Experimentation
Oct 2019: Speaker at Fireside chat with Sundas and Muazma at GHC19
Sep 2019: Speaker at Women at the Workplace
Sep 2019: Featured at North Seattle Community College President's Advisory Board member
Jul 2019: Speaker at GHC19 Attendee Q&A Live
Mar 2019: Featured Women in Tech by Wogrammer
Mar 2019: Featured at Wall of Fame: Notable Pakistani Women in Tech
Mar 2019: Featured by Wogrammer, The Data Scientist Who Mastered Multitasking
Mar 2019: Feature - Accomplishments Do Not Speak for Themselves
Feb 2019: Speaker at PWiC GHC Webinar
Sep 2018: Speaker at PWiC Seattle Meetup
Jan 2018: Speaker at Weblab A/B test Training for A9 Amazon
Jan 2018: Speaker at Statistics 101 for A/B testing Amazon
Nov 2017: Speaker at Weblab A/B test Training for Twitch Prime Amazon
Oct 2017: Speaker at CXT Grace Hopper Takeaways Amazon
Aug 2017: Speaker at Wonder Women Tech Conference 2017
Dec 2016: Speaker at The Women in Tech Show - Grace Hopper
Nov 2016: Speaker at Wo[men] of CXT - Grace Hopper Edition at Amazon
Jan 2016: Judge at Amazon Case Competition at University of Washington
Sep 2015: Speaker at Foster Transfer Student Experience
20Aug 2014: Speaker at Foster Transfer Student Experience
Jun 2014: Speaker at University of Washington Valedictorian - Student Speaker
Oct 2019 : Session Chair for Tech for Women at GHC19, AnitaB.org
Sep 2019 : President's Advisory Board, North Community College
Jan 2019: GHC 19 Mentoring Circle Committee
Jan 2019: Seattle Lead, Pakistani Women in Computing
Sep 2018: Anita|Bee Mentor
Dec 2017: Liberty Mutual Market Strategy Development Competition University of Washington
Sep 2017: Anita|Bee Mentor
July 2017: Hopper x 1 Seattle - Speaker Team Lead
Mar 2017: GHC17 Student Scholarship Reviewer
April 2016: REI Business Growth Strategy Development Competition University of Washington
Sep 2015: Amazon Tech Open House Workshop Facilitator
Mar 2015: Amazon Recruiting Event
Sep 2014: Amazon Information Session
Sep 2014: University of Washington Business Career Fair
"It’s my pleasure to write a recommendation on behalf of Sundas Khalid. Sundas and I worked on a couple of projects together at the Michael G. Foster School of Business, including an Amazon Case Competition. Over the course of the projects Sundas maintained a high level of leadership and ownership. Her contribution to both projects was greatly appreciated by our team members. She possesses outstanding organizational skills, strategic thinking, and resourcefulness, which helped exceed our group’s performance goals. Furthermore, Sundas is not afraid to ask for constructive criticism. She is one of the few people I know who have come to me to ask about an honest feedback on their work. I think this is extremely important as it shows her dedication to learn from her mistakes and improve her performance. Sundas truly is one of the most intelligent and dedicated people I know and I would recommend her to all employers looking for a driven and motivated individual to add to their workforce."
"Sundas is an outstanding leader and team player. I had the pleasure of working with her in many projects that were challenging and full of complexity. Sundas’ dedication, creativity, and ability to proficiently work in a cross-functional setting always helped projects move forward. She was always a key player in delivering exceptional results that derived from her vast knowledge in multiple areas of business. I’m confident that Sundas will not only continue to impress her colleagues with her commitment and valuable skill-set, but will also bring a positive and innovative attitude to the organization she chooses to be a part of. "
"I have worked with Sundas in both IS 310 project as well as in BITS Consulting Group where she was the co-president of the only technology club in the Foster School of Business. Sundas stands out as one of the most hard working people I have encountered in the business school. She solves problems in a relentless fashion. She always dives into the root cause of the problems and does not omit any details at any level. She is also a great leader and her charisma comes not only from the credibility she has built for herself through hard work and exceptional results but also from the warmth she emanates at the work environment. I'm certain she would be a great asset for any fortunate organization to have!